News

15 August 2017
Race To Royalty 2017: Bill's Memory comes flooding back
Trainer-driver Bill Trembath is rapt to just have a runner in the Race To Royalty, but in Hows The Memory he may have much more than just a competitive starter. Trembath’s two-year-old filly announced herself with an impressive victory in her TAB Breeders Crown heat at Shepparton, upstaging a well-rated...
6 August 2017
Derby boys bumped by Zac's Belle of the ball
A fine filly tipped out the boys and extended a stellar season for the tight-knit trio trainer Anton Golino, owner Pat Driscoll and driver Zac Phillips, who landed the Seelite Windows & Doors Victoria Trotters Derby. Victorian and New South Wales Oaks winner Une Belle Allure added a crown typically...
6 August 2017
Wonderful season continues with Classic Wobelee domination
If there was one box left to tick to reaffirm Wobelee’s status as the finest two-year-old trotter of the season consider it ticked, marked and crossed. The Alison Alford trained, Chris Alford driven and Colin Murphy owned Down Under Muscles two-year-old was in a class of his own in winning the...
28 July 2017
Shep debut the start of something special for Bootle family
You can lock in a win for Don Bootle at Shepparton on Saturday night, despite analysts not giving his runner much chance of scoring in her maiden pace. A race start for the trainer ’s five-year-old mare Winlock will be a victory for the Bootle family, having been the offspring of their unraced...
19 July 2017
The cheap purchase who changed Australian trotting
It didn’t cost a lot, but Ric Healy’s purchase from a yearling sale in 1958 would rewrite Australia’s trotting ranks and set the foundations for a dynasty that continues today. His purchase, Yendarra Hall, would two years later foal Maori Miss, a prolific mare whose reach stretches...
8 July 2017
Gavin Lang notches up win number 6000 on historic Vicbred night
It was fittingly a Group 1 win that would see Gavin Lang join the elite group of two Southern Hemisphere winners of 6000 races as a drive. Lang won the Captain Treacherous Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series final for three-year-old fillies with Tell Me Tales to join Chris Alford on the magical mark....
28 June 2017
Bellman and Robin's Vicbred thrill with family favourite
Horsham owned and trained four-year-old mare Bou Chard gave her connections a mighty thrill at Ballarat last Friday night when victorious in a heat of the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series. When driver Chris Alford took defending Vicbred champion Rocknroll Magic to the lead early in the 2200m contest,...
20 June 2017
TrotLine: Stewart's huge Vicbred campaign kicks off tonight
A huge month of racing kicks off tonight with the start of the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series at Bendigo, where Emma Stewart’s all-powerful team looks set to fire plenty of early shots. The stable has 12 runners in tonight’s two-year-old pacings heats, a big play at what Stewart told...
19 June 2017
Free-legged mare breaks through at start No.46
Trafalgar trainer Chris Hunter said he was relatively confident going into today's Yarra Valley trots meeting that his mare, Feel The Rhythm, could win if she put her best hoof forward. She did that, with Chris Alford aboard from the pole, the Elsu-Rhythmaka mare scoring her first ever win at start...
14 June 2017
Jayden Barker relives first driving win on TrotLine
Jayden Barker has shared the thrill of his first winner as a driver, a profession he "loves". The 23-year-old has spent four years as a stablehand with David Miles and in his 2st start broke through for win number one at Shepparton on Sunday when he led and scored on Twoforsixty. "It took...
8 June 2017
Nick Hooper on the TrotLine to talk about winning double
Owner Nick Hooper was absolutely over the moon last night at Tabcorp Park Melton, walking away with a winning double courtesy of Amy Tubbs trained and drive Derrie Aire and Siliqua. Hooper joined Trots Media's Cody Winnell on the TrotLine to talk us through the background of the promising pacers,...
3 June 2017
Hells Belle the Oaks queen's done it again
A terrific Zac Phillips drive and a terrific horse combined to win a heck of a race for Anton Golino’s trotting team, adding the Noel Simpson Memorial Victoria Trotters Oaks to the mantelpiece. Only a fortnight after claiming the New South Wales equivalent, Une Belle Allure was advanced from a...
27 May 2017
My Field Marshall salutes again as Group 1 chase heats up
An ultra-impressive My Field Marshall mowed down some of Victoria’s best front runners to land another blow for those from the south-east of the Tasman. Just when the locals thought it was safe to return to the Tabcorp Park Melton straight after The Orange Agent's earth-scorching three weeks...
24 May 2017
The stakes are high, Guaranteed, for much-loved pacer
Fingers and toes will be crossed again this Saturday night when juvenile champion Guaranteed is rebooted for another career tilt. Part-owner Mark Thompson is among those hopeful the seven-year-old can show that old fire in the Golden Reign Free For All at Tabcorp Park Melton. “As a two and three-year-old...
11 May 2017
Cranbourne to lavish owners with love Saturday night
It’s never been more attractive to own the moment with Cranbourne Trots opening its doors and turning on its taps for trots owners. On Saturday night, which features the Bruce Skeggs Memorial Cranbourne Trotters Cup, Cranbourne will host an Owners and Industry Night, gifting free finger food and...
5 May 2017
Matt Craven takes up free offer to promote syndicates
The Harness Racing Victoria Own the Moment website currently has five horses being advertised to potential racehorse owners. The Own the Moment website is an online space to promote ownership to people wanting to get involved in the exciting world of trots ownership, and also, importantly, is a site...
27 April 2017
Milly set to fly the home-town flag after one final Melton hit-out
The Kiwis may be coming thick and fast for the Mares Triple Crown, but a local resistance stands resolute to defend their turf across three huge weeks of mares racing. Unaffected by the intent of well-rated The Orange Agent, Golden Goddess and Rocker Band, local hope Milly Perez will begin her triple...
24 April 2017
Florida owners could hold the keys to rich two-year-old series
Reputation would suggest a party in Miami, Florida, is a not an uncommon occurrence and the champagne corks could well be popping again in 'The Magic City' come May 6. Miami residents Gordon Banks and Marc Hanover's investment in Victorian trots looks set to pay significant dividends this...
20 April 2017
Two wins in five days for Raceapacer owners
Two wins in five days has the Raceapacer team rocking. Rockin Shiraz, a three-year-old pacer-turned-trotter, scored a breathtaking win at Tabcorp Park Melton today for trainer-driver David Miles. The victory added to the jubilation of Sunday’s Raceapacer success, which came via impressive five-year-old...
11 April 2017
Pickers' Top Of The Trots win pours cash into Women's Cancer Foundation
The Women's Cancer Foundation was the big winner when Liam Pickering knocked off Craig Hutchison to claim the first Top Of The Trots title. The drivers fantasy competition, which saw the Off The Bench hosts trade drivers throughout the Victoria Trots Country Cups Carnival, was broadcast throughout...
5 April 2017
Braun brews a mighty Storm as Vicki's boy conquers Echuca
Queensland trainer Vicki Rasmussen sensed her boy had a second wind with a change of environment and now she’s the proud owner of a Moama Bowling Club Echuca Pacing Cup champion. Stormfortheboys produced a stoic run from the front for driver Chris Alford and trainer Dean Braun, who the eight-year-old...
3 April 2017
Live On Broadway trainer eyes Vicbred on road to recovery
After a brief cough and a splutter the Stable Of Stars gelding, Live On Broadway, is on his way back to the big stage. Having been bound for big things in his first campaign, trainer Shannon McLean had to stall Live On Broadway’s progress after the Art Major three-year-old suffered a further virus....
27 March 2017
Owners chase second Mildura Cup 22 years after Newsbreaker
More than 20 years have passed since John Wilkinson and some fellow owners won the 1995 Mildura Pacing Cup with Newsbreaker. This year, Wilkinson and some other members of the Newsbreaker crew are hoping their horse, Messini, can take out the time-honoured event. “It would be a great thrill to...
23 March 2017
Trots Talk talks Ouyen cup and the big highlights of the country cups season
"The weather forecast is good, the course and the surrounds look tremendous" says commitee member Graeme Mengler as Ouyen Harness Racing Club counts down to its big pacing cup on Sunday. Mr Mengler joined Cody Winnell and Michael Howard for Trots Talk, when the team wrapped up last week's...
22 March 2017
Ouyen Cup could be season defining for Braun's Terror
The decisive move in the $25,000 Trots Country Cups Championship could well play out this weekend at Ouyen, where Im Corzin Terror will be fancied to take a stranglehold on the crown. A ripping day’s racing is on the cards, centred around the Group 3 $30,000 Greggs Electrical Ouyen Pacing Cup,...